It went all wrong on Thursday night for PSV. The Eindhoven club knew they could end the season on a real high by clinching the KNVB Beker but they failed at the hands of AZ Alkmaar.
“This was the chance to finish the season in a dignified way”, said PSV midfielder Kevin Strootman after the game. “We had the chance to still give the supporters something, the atmosphere they created was fantastic, but we have let them down.”
“We have to make a stand and we did not succeed, due to our own mistakes and for that we need to look in the mirror. Me too.”
PSV found themselves 2-0 down at De Kuip after just fifteen minutes through goals from Adam Maher and Jozy Altidore.
Strootman: “We gave away too much space and AZ scored from their first two chances and when they both go in, it then becomes difficult…”
After half an hour of play, Jürgen Locadia grabbed an goal, but then PSV failed to produce any chances. Until, Jeremain Lens was close to equalizing as he smashed his shot against the post late in the game.
Although PSV had three penalty claims turned down in the game, Strootman refuses to use that as an excuse: “Let’s not talk about it, otherwise I’ll be accused of complaining.”
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